Angelina Jolie may wear designer dresses and walk the most luxurious of red carpets, but if you ask her, she’s not a celebrity.
In a new interview with Total Film, a British movie magazine, the 37-year-old says she, fiancé Brad Pitt and their six kids live nothing but a regular life.
“We have a very normal, very grounded home. And we’re friends, and we have a laugh with our kids,” she says, explaining, “We don’t pay attention to this view of ourselves…we just shut it out.”
So how do she and Brad, 49, explain why they’re always photographed to their children Maddox, 12, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne?
“We just explain to our kids that people like to take pictures of people who make movies. And that’s all it is,” she shares. “It’s not anything special about mommy and daddy—we just happen to make movies.”
In fact, it’s her brood that remind her she’s just as normal as the next mom. We’d like to sound off the TMI alert before you keep reading:
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“The great thing about having a bunch of kids is that they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop,” the Oscar winner says. “That’s who you are!”
As for her engagement to Brad Pitt, Angie likens their status to adopting her kids.
“I'm not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate, but I don't walk away from it when something unfolds," she says. "It's like my children. Especially when you adopt in some countries. All my other children were just, 'This is the child that's been chosen for you.'”
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“I suppose it’s like a child you give birth to, as you can’t have a say in it,” she continues. “I see that when I look at my kids. It just seems to be right. It’s hard to understand how it could unfold so beautifully.”